Friday, April 9, 2010
Just off of Kennedy Blvd. at the corner of Stuyvesant Ave. is a new piece of public artwork by Gaia.
The image of the rooster symbolizes strength, vigilance, and pride, which I feel is a reflection of the Journal Square neighborhood.
I'd like to thank the owner of the building, his sons, and the residents that are my neighbors for all allowing Gaia to paint this piece. Many of the neighbors did not know what was happening until we were setting up the projector. One of them watched as Gaia began working and perfectly expressed a sentiment that was one of my own initial motivations with this whole project...
"it's better than looking at a blank wall".
I'm looking forward to bringing more artists to Jersey City in the next few months.
If you know of any wall space, or would like to donate supplies, please do get in touch! I'd also like to read your comments!